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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Early batches of Adam From the Wood were aged in bourbon barrels for over 7 years, while the 2011 release spent 3-4 years in Elijah Craig bourbon barrels. Occasionally available draft and bottles at the brewery only in limited quantities.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, - NOV 14, 2012
2011 Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is super bourbon forward, I get vanilla, oak, leather, dark fruits of raisins and dates, tobacco, sugary notes, almost toasty notes and molasses. The flavor follows the nose, lots of bourbon, wood and vanilla, along with the molasses, dark fruits, leather funk, tobacco, toasty notes, darker sugar and tobacco. Body is on the lighter side of full with an oily mouth feel. Overall a really nice version of Adam!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1170) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle shared at pre-BBF’14 tating at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Nice toasted malts and caramel in the nose, medium body, little booze, taste is nicely balanced between malts and the bourbon fruitiness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Another ridiculously amazing beer sampled on 12/16! somehow spent 3-4 YEARS in barrels, but the bourbon character, while quite obvious, is not overwhelming, and is quite complimentary. liked this way more than the regular Adam, which is already a good brew...but this one is elite! super smooth, and i kept retuning my nose to the glass for that bourbony goodness. too bad we split a 12 oz."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Botttle at the pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag. Poured a hazy mahogany. The aroma is rich boozy alcohol molasses. The flavour is rich malt molasses, ripe fruti with a rich malt boozy alcohol palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
bottle shared @ Pre Borefts tasting No head or carbonation. Clear amber pour. Wow, a lovely beer. Nice complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3466) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, smooth and sweet. Full body, flavour as the aroma.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2025) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle: 2011 vintage. Thanks, Jeff. Deep brown body, almost black once it makes it to the glass. Dark ruby edges with a soft, thin khaki layer of foam resting on top. Lovely, complex aroma with signature Hair of the Dog descriptors; fig, raisin, woody oak, prune, musty leather, spicy tobacco, plentiful bourbon, earth, sweet molasses, & light touches of anise & wine. Solid battle between robust booziness & offsetting sweetness. Huge oak presence on the palate; if the "wood" part wasn’t appreciated in the aroma, it definitely is in the flavor. Booze soaked oak staves, black cherries, dates, sweet raisins coated with burnt brown sugar, molasses, & a touch of vanilla. Middle to back, you get more of the signature old leather & tobacco flavor with a touch of earth, smoke, & vanilla. Boozy finish with a semi-sweet balance; malty, unattenuated, sweet, warming, & indefinitely intriguing. Thick body, oily & coating. Delicious beer, although I prefer the superior drinkability of regular Adam.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
2014 bottle sent to me as a "surprise" bottle from Tom10101, thanks man! Dark brown pour, no head to speak of which isn’t surprising as the bottle makes the no carbonation a matter of fact. Aroma, oh man I could swim in this, bourbon, oak, toffee, light smoke, yum. Taste, a bit hot up front, syrupy mouthfeel, caramel, vanilla, oak, burnt brown sugar, with a warm, bittersweet finish. This is a great beer, and with a bit of carb it would be world class, still delicious though, I’ll have to track down a 2011.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2054) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle @ home...vintage ’14 label says 12% alc... It pours dark brown, light murky, no head (?) lack of carb. nuts, plums, oak, raisins, bourbon, leather, tobacco, toffee, brown sugar, warming alcohol.... It would have been fantastic with some carb....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (755) - USA - SEP 12, 2014
Dark brown, clear, very thin tan head from lack of carb. Aroma of bread crusts, nutty notes, plums, raisins. leather, tobacco. Flavor of toffee, burnt sugar, caraway seeds, raisins. over-ripe dark fruit, leather, nuts, warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle sampled courtesy of Sparky! One of the most generous guys on the site! Have wanted to try this FOREVER! Extremely pungent, aggressive, boozy nose with bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor is much more subtle...reminding me of a mild Utopias. Decadent, refined, minimally carbonated, and dessert forward. Molasses, maple, and brown sugar are all there. Sip it and you’ll be fine...down it and you’ll be passed out on the couch! ;)


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